Its important to get out of the office (and country) sometimes to stimulate ideas, meet some more interesting people and expand horizons. Here are some of the conference and events on my radar at the moment:
Newcastle Digital Showcase hosted by The Lunaticks Society of Newcastle – looking forward to hearing from local innovators.
TEDx Newy – still being planned but should stir up some stimulating talk later this year.
Web 2.0 Expo in New York City – I attended the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco in 2008 and the Web 2.0 Summit there last year. Both great events where I learnt a lot. The NYC event promises to be just as good.
SXSW Interactive – This is an amazing event. Mad, stimulating, hectic and informative. Anyone working in tech and new media should visit SXSW at least once. I attended in 2008 but missed the last two. Aiming to get amongst it again in 2012.